Social Work is a professional art, based on an eclectic, scientific body of theory, incorporating practice, knowledge, and skill, and fused to specific ethics with inherent social value assumptions. The profession is oriented toward helping in the resolution of diverse individual and social problems, the provision for meeting broad human and community needs, and the enhancement of personal or social functioning. The primary goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning professional generalist social work practice.
The mission of the social work program is to prepare students for the generalist practice of social work as lifelong learners and leaders who advance social justice, engage in responsible citizenship, and value human diversity. Through interactive educational experiences in the classroom and community, students internalize the professional values and purposes of social work, understand the knowledge base of micro- and macro-level practice theories, and demonstrate beginning-level interventive techniques.